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Monday Update November 26, 2018

600M in federal funding for media ‘a turning point in the plight of newspapers in Canada’

The government is pledging nearly $600 million over the next five years to help news organizations struggling to adapt to a digital age that has disrupted traditional business models.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the government wants to protect the “vital role that independent news media play in our democracy and in our communities.”

Full list: Details of the top 25 women in digital, 2018

The lists of the top 25 women in Digital, 2018, is out. The award announced by Digital Africa on Friday recognizes women who have directly or indirectly contributed to the growth and use of digital for personal and societal good.
These women are innovators, entrepreneurs, corporate trendsetters harnessing the power of digital media to share, inspire, educate and empower.

A Biological Approach to Management

Darwinian principles seem to apply in business almost as much as in biology. After analyzing the longevity of more than 30,000 public US firms over a 50-year span, Martin Reeves, Simon Levin, and Daichi Ueda noted in a 2016 HBR article, The Biology of Corporate Survival, that companies are disappearing faster than ever before. “Public companies have a one in three chance of being delisted in the next five years, whether because of bankruptcy, liquidation, M&A, or other causes. That’s six times the delisting rate of companies 40 years ago… Neither scale nor experience guards against an early demise.”

Exclusive Report: Hundreds of Female Founders Speak Out on Ambition, Politics, and #MeToo

Starting any fast-growing business is difficult. Starting one while female, as the flood of headlines about sexism and VC funding shortfalls illustrates, can seem nearly impossible. To fully understand the female entrepreneurial experience in 2018, Inc. and our sister publication, Fast Company, asked women who have started all kinds of companies just how they do it. It turns out, the 279 respondents of our first State of Women and Entrepreneurship survey have faced virtually every challenge. But one thing is clear: Nothing is going to get in the way of their ambition.

Women Warriors

Women around the world are harnessing the power of the internet to build a new set of digital ethics based on consent.
They include Katelyn Bowden in the U.S., who found out a year ago that intimate photos of her were posted online by a man who had allegedly stolen her boyfriend’s phone. And Emma Holten in Europe, whose intimate photos were leaked online after her identity was hijacked seven years ago. There’s also Saba Eitizaz, who was doxxed, threatened, and eventually forced to flee her home country of Pakistan.

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users, has been called out a number of times for how it is able to suggest uncanny connections to you, when it’s not even clear how or why LinkedIn would know enough to make those suggestions in the first place.
Now, a run-in with a regulator in Europe illuminates how some of LinkedIn’s practices leading up to GDPR implementation in Europe were not only uncanny, but actually violated data protection rules, in LinkedIn’s case concerning some 18 million email addresses.


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